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Paleofloods in the Red River Basin, Manitoba's Mineral Resources

http://www.gov.mb.ca/stem/mrd/geo/pflood/pastflood.html

Here's a little more information that I dug up in my research about the 1826 flood I thought might be interesting. Taken from the Geolgical Survey.

The current Red River oak record extends back to AD 1286 and documents changes in environmental conditions over the last seven hundred years.

Extreme floods, such as the 1950 flood or larger, cause oak to develop distintive anatomical markers, or "flood rings", that can be used to identify older and previously unknown Red River floods. Tree rings provide an extended flood record for the lower Red River ( between Winnipeg and Morris) that extends from AD 1648 to 1999. This technique has identified seven high-magnitude floods during the last 350 years: 1997, 1979, 1950, 1852, 1826, 1762 and 1747.

Although the five most recent flood rings are coincident with known high-magnitude floods, signatures in 1747 and 1762 predate local instrumental and historical flood records and represent previously unknown floods. Flood rings also document Red River floods in North Dakota and Minnestota in AD 1510, 1538, 1658, 1682, 1726, 1727, 1741, 1747 and 1762.

Major Findings

- The 1826 flood was the most severe event since at least AD 1648

- The risk of flooding has changed several times during the last 350 years. Although the mechanisms responsible for these changes are not yet understood, we clearly cannot assume that the pattern of recent flooding will continue indefinitely into the future.

- Future flood risks should use techniques that account for non-stationairity and non-randomness intoduced by climatic and landscape changes.

* for a larger view go to the Forces of Nature Picture file 

 

From time to time people tell me, " Lighten up, it's just a dog," or, " that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, time spent, or costs involved for " Just a dog." Some of my proudest moments have come about with " Just a dog." many hours have passed with my only company being " Just a dog," and not once have I felt slighted. Some of my saddest moments were brought about by "Just a dog." In those days of darkness, the gentle comfort and purpose to overcome the day.

If you, too, think its "Just a dog,"you will probably understand phrases like " Just a friend,""Just a sunrise," or "Just a promise.""Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. " Just a dog"brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person. Because of " Just a dog"I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.

For me and folks like me, it's not " Just a dog." It's an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. " Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday people can understand it's not " Just a dog." It's the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being " Just a man or woman."

So the next time you hear the phrase" Just a dog," smile , because they " Just Don't Understand."

- Author Unknown, sent in by Wally.

Here's some words to live by:

- The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue - Anonymous

- There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face - Ben Williams

- A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself - Josh Billings

- The average dog is a nicer person than the average person - Andy Rooney

- Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog - Franklin P. Jones

- If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise - unknown

- My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $ 3.00 a can. That's almost $ 21.00 in dog money - Joe Weinstein

- If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you : that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. - Mark Twain

- Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole - Roger Caras

- If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them - Phil Pastoret 

A lady was telling her neighbor that she saw a man driving a pick-up truck down the Interstate, and a dog was hanging onto the tail gate for dear life! She said if the pick-up truck driver hadn't been going so fast in the other direction, she would have tried to stop him. A few weeks later, her neighbor saw this truck at the Bass Pro Shop in Daphne, Alabama !The pick-up truck driver is a local taxidermist with a great sence of humor, ( and it is not a dog, it is a Coyote)! Can you just image how many people try and stop this guy?

January 1, 2009

What a great way to start off the New Year by taking the dogs to the park for a nice walk, or so I thought!

Once again people obviously need a reminder of the rules at LMP. Yes, another incident occurred, which included three dogs chasing my dog into a tree and of course he sustained an injury.

First of all, I admit to not handing the situation to the best of my ability and yes I ended up yelling at the woman since she obviously needed and deserved it !

Instead of an apology and asking if my dog was Ok she decided to babble on an on about how the situation required me to be calm as my dog literally cried in pain for what seemed like a solid minute. I was attempting to physically check him out and calm him while pushing her dogs away from my injured dog. She was told by other members of our group to get her dogs on leashes since she wasn't able to verbally call off her dogs. Surprise, she had NO LEASHES with her. Instead she had the audacity to put the blame on our group of dogs and took no responsibility for her own dogs and their aggressive behavior.

Well after all was said and done, and my dog limped for the rest of the walk back to the vehicle, I thought how do we enforce the rules so these situations do not occur ? If there are any ideas I would gladly help so my fur babies can have an enjoyable time instead of traumatic with injuries.

As a last note, regarding the on-line vote, ( even though I personally have been voting for the entire park), obviously with these situations occuring I see now how it would be a very bad idea. In my opinion there should be more areas designated as off leash and a suggestion would be to add the south east back field by the golf course.

I would appreciate if you could post this on the site

Thanks

Rhonda B.

Here is a collection of the First Dogs. They are not in any order, ( at least not yet ). Story taken from the Winnipeg Free Press Dec. 28/ 08 by Lee-Anne Goodman.

For a excellent photo spread go to :

www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1830236_1746240,00.html

" If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog ", Harry S. Truman.

" Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House", Calvin Coolidge.

B. Obama - April 13 2009 - enter Bo, a Portuguese Water Dog

G.W. Bush - Barney, Miss Beazley, Scot Terrier's

B. Clinton - Buddy, a chocolate Lab.

George H.W. Bush - Millie , a Springer Spaniel

Ronald Reagan - Lucky, Bouvier Des Flandres

Gerard Ford - Liberty a Golden Retriever

Richard Nixon - Vicky a Poodle, Checkers a Cocker Spaniel , Pasha a Terrier and King Timahoe, a Irish Settter

Abraham Lincoln - Fido, a mutt

John F. Kennedy - 9 dogs, two of the mutts, Wolf and Pushinka

Robert F. Kennedy - Brumus, Newfoundland

John Tayler - Le Beau, an Italian Greyhound

James Buchanan - Lara, Newfoundland

Ulysses S. Grant - Faithful, Newfoundland

Rutherford B. Hayes - Hector, Newfoundland , Dog, a Cocker Spaniel

Franklin D. Roosevelt - Fala and Meggie. Scottish Terriers ( Fala is shown in the Roosevelt Memorial)

George Washington - 7 dogs, four black and tan Coonhounds named Taster,Tipler,Tipsy and Drunkard. He also was one of the developers the American Foxhound breed.

John Adams - Satan unknown breed

Lyndon B. Johnson - 4 Beagles named Beagle, Little Beagle, Him and Her, Yuki a mutt

Harry S. Truman - Feller a Cocker Spaniel

Herbert Hoover - Had 10 dogs including, King Tut, a German Sheppard, Two Fox Terriers, Big Ben and Sonnie, Norwegian Elkhound Weegie and a Irish Wolfhound named Patrick

Calvin Coolidge - two White Collies named Rob Roy and Prudence Prim

Warren G. Harding - had a Airedale Terrier named Laddie Boy